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AN AMERICAN SILVER VASE
AN AMERICAN SILVER VASE
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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARY M. AND ROBERT M. MONTGOMERY, JR.
AN AMERICAN SILVER VASE

MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1899, MARTELÉ

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AN AMERICAN SILVER VASE MARK OF GORHAM MFG. CO., PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND, 1899, MARTELÉ On a lobed square base raised on rounded bracket feet chased with fish faces, rising to a baluster stem chased with leaves and climbing tendrils terminating in stylized daffodils, the shaped everted rim chased with petals, marked on underside and coded 2292 and with date symbol for 1899 11 7/8 in. (30.1 cm.) high 26 oz. 6 dwt. (817 gr.)

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Gorham's Martelé archives as reproduced by Larry Pristo in Martelé Gorham's Nouveau Art Silver, 2002, p. 198, notes that vase 2292 was completed on 5 October, 1899 and had a net factory price of $116. The vase was raised in 32 hours and then chased for an additional 53 hours by Frederick Joseph Buxton Jr.

The form and chased decoration on this vase relates closely to a pair of vases sold in these rooms 24 January 2020, lot 386. These vases, coded 1481, were completed on 24 April, 1899, just six months earlier than the present lot, and were shown at the Paris Exposition Universelle in 1900.

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